After a successful tournament in Bangladesh, Maldives National Football Team has now departed from Abu Dhabi International Airport to Maldives with the SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018 Trophy.
Maldives beat defending Champion India by 2-1 in SAFF Suzuki Cup Final to earn their second SAFF Championship trophy after nine years.
The National Team will land on the new runway at Velana International Airport by Etihad Airways A380 flight, the largest Airbus to be landed in the Maldives history.
The historic first landing will be done by a Maldivian, Mr.Ahmed Ahsan, the only local pilot licensed to land an Airbus A380 Flight.
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine jet airliner manufactured by European manufacturer Airbus. It is the world’s largest passenger airliner, and it can accommodate a total of 700 people onboard.
The flight departed from Abu Dhabi today at 11:25 and will land Maldives at 15:27. The flight will fly below 1000 feet around Male’ before making the landing. There will be an event where Maldivian army Parachuters jumping from the aircraft with flairs to congratulate the team and Sea Planes will fly below 200 feet around the Male’ during the ceremony.
The Inauguration of Newly opened runway will start at 16:10 after the activities.
All the football lovers are welcome to congratulate the team during this historic event.